Today this Special Award was presented to me by the American Legion 5th District Commander, Tom Gora, at the American Legion
5th District Constitutional Conference.
This award has my name on it but it also is for all the MIAP - FL dedicated volunteers. Starting with Jim Scollen, Virgil "Tom"
O'Berry, Bob Morgan and ALL the hard working people who have worked so very hard over that past 3 years to get us at the place we
are at today. There is no I in the word TEAM and that is exactly what we are, a TEAM.
We will continue to grow and honor all the "forgotten heroes" that we find all over the state of Florida. I can not do this by
myself. It is people like Walter Rasco, Steven Spickelmier, Nancy Senter, Wanda Brandt, Sharon Gilley, Sharon Walters, Sharon
Edwards, Chad Shipman, Chuck Smith, Jerry Lepore, Myra Jowers, Mike Machado, Robin Combs, Becky Maples Blaylock, Linda Williams
and so many more that donate or have donated so much of their time to pull it all together. I have to also thank Fred Salanti,
Linda Smith, Charlie Warthling & Brigitte Watenpaugh Corbin who are always available to guide me and answer the many questions I
have and keep me straight. I can't forget Sean Verma who takes such great pictures and shares them. We also appreciate the huge
support we have been getting from the American Legion and all the other veteran organizations. We look forward to continuing to
work with all of them.
This project will take a long time to complete here in FL but WE WILL GET IT DONE so we can say "YOU ARE NOT FORGOTTEN".
MIAP - FLORIDA STATE COORDINATOR